Frustrating

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Registered: 07-27-2000
Frustrating
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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 11:19pm

iV still messed up, logging in never did improve, about to quit coming here.  But in the meantime maybe someone can help me understand an issue with MSN???  They allow you to set up the "My MSN" page when you log in first.  Sometimes when you get into the "tools" function, and you have already set the My MSN page as your opening page, it actually works.  Next time you open up IE there it is - the My MSN page.  But most of the time it overrides that and once again you're facing the full MSN page, which contains tons of garbage we are just not interested in in this house.  Like sports and finances, lots of things.  That's why you set up the My MSN page, you can put in whatever content you wish.  Unfortunately, you often also find that even when you have saved the content on the My MSN page and then you log in and click on your My MSN page, even THEN you often get the full MSN page again.  Does anybody know a permanent solution to this?  What's the point of having us even do the My MSN page if you are still going to get the full page or cannot set it as your opening page and have it stick?  Bigger problems in the world, yes, but this one has bugged me for quite awhile.  We like the MSN page, but I've switched to others because of this quirk.

 

Hot and muggy and rainy here near Boston, ick.  Actual heat wave here and will get more days of it this week. 

 


~~joannaran~~

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Registered: 05-25-1999
In reply to: emty_nstr
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 3:21pm

I need to look up the word "IMPROVEMENTS" I too think they changed the meaning sometime. Cause I haven't seen any around here either. Nothing works and high speed internet is wasted here.

In IE if you can't go to TOOLS, and INTERNET OPTIONS and the say USE CURRENT to set your homepage then I don't know anymore. 

And it might be that you can't do some things anymore. Probably cause you couldn't move it around with your finger..lol.

It says here you can set MSN as your homepage. http://homepage.msn.com/ Where it says to make MSN your homepage 

I just (In IE) went to MyMSN and my homepage that I set up is still there along with my email showing on the right hand side etc. 

If you are using IE do a search for MSN on that page at the top it says My MSN click on that is that the page you set up? If it is then go to the tools, internet options and set it as you homepage.

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Registered: 07-27-2000
In reply to: joannaran
Fri, 06-28-2013 - 10:43pm

Had to log in at iV 3 times just to respond, Janet.  Anyway, I think I've figured out that you CAN'T set "My MSN" as an opening page.  It's like my computer accepts it and it tries to take me there, but in less than a second Microsoft obviously re-directs you to its main opening page.  Might just try MyWay like you said, I have an e-mail account there, anyway.  Finding the new computer is messing with my mind, lol - so many changes to wade thru and you already know I'm not so good at that stuff!!!  I can make it all look pretty and colorful, but when it comes to understanding the new stuff, I really wish there was a class I could take to come up to speed - I do not learn this stuff from a book.  Husband says there must be a book "for idiots", I'll check and see.  I used to post here a lot, I think, but I'm so frustrated with the boards since all the "improvements" were implemented it's sort of like that opening page thing.  You get tired enough of something, you just go away. 

 

Lots of rain and warm weather coming to Boston this week - we've nearly been drowned as it is, but then again.....we used to live in the foothills of Colorado Springs, for 13 years.  LAST year's fire meant the town we lived in (Woodland Park) was evacuated, the whole town!  Luckily the fire stopped before it reached there, but it wasn't far away.  This year - I cannot even imagine 511 houses burning in that recent fire, that's a little TOWN gone.  Some touching stories, but my point is shouldn't be complaining about lots of rain, it just might prevent a fire HERE.  They have said on our news many times there is a disproportionate percentage of fires that start along the interstates and highways.  Wanna guess how that happens? 

 

Off to snuggle with my pup, I think she's not feeling so great today.  Hope your weather is okay, I think you live in tornado alley if I remember right???

 


~~joannaran~~

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Community Leader
Registered: 05-25-1999
In reply to: joannaran
Thu, 06-27-2013 - 10:03am

You know I set up a MSN,Google and Yahoo homepages years ago. But I could never really make them mine. And sometimes things would change when I didn't change it. That is not what I call MY homepage. I think it was about 2000 I started using MyWay for my homepage because I could bookmark right on the page all the places I like to go everyday. And MyWay has no ads. I can have my name animated at the top and change it for the seasons or whenever I want and the background font colors and change things around , I rarely do I like my homepage to be there and comfy......lol.....

Sorry I don't know what is going on with MSN they have changed so many things in the last couple years, I am still mad at them for getting rid of their boards......lol......is that holding a grudge?.......

Somepeople just use the Google search page as their homepage, I think that is boring. But then I don't change mine around except at Christmas time. Oh, my, it's always  the littlest things isn't it?

The sun came out then it got really dark and about 8 am it started to hail about pea size and rain....... then it sun came out again and once again it is dark and really raining. Del and a couple other guys are out in a boat fishing. I hope they have come in by now though.......they went out abou 6:30.....